Know your skin

Know Your skin

Relation between Vaping and Acne

Relation between Vaping and Acne

Every day, your skin is exposed to innumerable harmful toxins that can cause skin-related problems such as acne breakouts.

Acne is a serious skin problem that causes inflammatory spots, especially on the face, back, chest, and upper arms. There are many factors which are responsible for causing acne such as pollution, lifestyle, stress, food, heredity, cosmetics, etc.

However, the effects of smoking and nicotine on the skin have been increasing in the last few decades. With the rising popularity of vaping as an alternative to smoking, the question about its ability to cause acne breakouts has become quite popular.

What is Vaping?

Vaping is the process of inhaling and exhaling vapor from an electronic device (e-cigarette). Unlike combustible cigarettes, electronic cigarettes do not contain tobacco. But they do contain nicotine along with VG (Vegetable Glycol), PG (Propylene Glycol), water, and flavorings.

Health Risks of Vaping

There are various health risks associated with vaping such as:

Dehydration: The Propylene Glycerol (PG) found in all e-liquids pulls moisture from the skin. And prolonged exposure to vaping can often lead to dehydration.

Premature aging: Your skin needs to stay hydrated for a youthful and radiant look. But, dehydration caused by vaping can lead to wrinkles, irritation, dark circles, and even inflammation. 

Reduced wound healing ability: Vaping can reduce your body’s ability to heal wounds.

Heart, liver, lung, and brain damage: The vaping device has a metallic heating coil that may emit metals such as lead, chromium, zinc, nickel and manganese, which can be toxic when you are exposed to vaping for a longer time.

Does vaping cause acne?

There is no direct connection between vaping and acne. But there are other risks associated with vaping which can further contribute to the occurrence of acne breakouts.

Vaping causes dehydration which can impact the production of sebum. When you have dry skin, your body produces more oil that tends to clog your pores and cause acne breakouts.

Furthermore, the reduced wound healing ability can slow down the process of repairing damaged skin. As a result, your acne scars will take longer time to disappear.


You can prevent acne breakouts by adopting the below-mentioned lifestyle changes such as:

  • Avoid the consumption of vaping
  • Never pick or squeeze pimples
  • Clean your face with AcneStar soap twice a day
  • Apply AcneStar gel
  • Avoid anxiety and stress
  • Remove makeup before going to bed
  • Follow a balanced diet

Give your skin the right dose of care and attention. Unfortunately, if you’re suffering from the outburst of acne, then you should apply the best product for acne in order to deal with the condition effectively.

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